Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Advantages & Disadvantages

Blanca Ayala

Strayer University

CIS500 – Information Systems for Decision Making (Fall 2010)

Dr. Theon Danet

Artificial Intelligence Advantages & Disadvantages
      Artificial Intelligence simulates human intelligence such as the ability to reason and learn. Is considered the development of machines such as robots and security systems to perform the job of humans. AI systems can learn or understand from experience, make sense of ambiguous or contradictory information, and even use reasoning to solve problems and make decisions effectively. AI systems can perform such tasks as boosting productivity in factories by monitoring equipment and signaling when preventive maintenance is required. The ultimate goal of AI is the ability to build a system that can mimic human intelligence.
      In 1941, the most intelligent machine was an invention in the form of the electronic computer. Who would have thought 60 years from then that the same computer would be perfected beyond leaps and bounds and be used to control other machines, as well as be part of day to day living? In 1956, John McCarthy, considered the father of Artificial Intelligence, organized a conference where intellectuals gathered to learn of this phenomenon. This laid the foundation for the advancements in artificial intelligence today.
    AI systems has increased the speed and consistency of decision making, solve problems with incomplete information, and resolve complicated issues that cannot be solved by conventional computing. There are many categories, four of the most familiar are expert systems, neural networks, genetic algorithms and intelligent agents. This is a new tool to monitor the competitive environment, and the service is designed to meet that need.
      Today artificial intelligence is used in our homes and sophisticated establishments such as military bases and the NASA space station. In the expert systems category it...